Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Apple Pie Bread

I made this Apple Pie Bread not once but, three times.  It has been a hot treat quick to disappear in my house.  The reason I made it so many times was I have been trying to get used to a new convection oven.  I have never had a convection oven so it has been a little challenging on the baked goods.  This recipe is from a Gooseberry patch cookbook, Sunday Dinner at Grandma's.  Here is the original recipe.  I almost never make the recipes just like they are written so, I will tell you what I did different.  

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Mix and set aside.

In another bowl mix: 
3 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat this well.

Add 1/2 the flour mixture to the egg mixture and beat well. Then add the rest of the flour to the mixture.  The add in 2 cups diced apples, cored and 3/4 cups walnuts, folding them in. Pour into two greased 8"x 4"  loaf pans.

1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 tablespoons diced apples
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Toss the apples and nuts with the sugar till coated.

Sprinkle each loaf with 1/2  the topping mixture.  Bake at 325 degrees for 40-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool pans on wire rack for 20 minutes.
Yield: 2 loaves   

Here the batter is with the topping strewn on top.

This is the loaf of bread when finished baking.  I cut into it while still hot so the center caved in a bit but, it has just the right amount of gooey and bread like consistency to be amazing!  I added the topping because I like to have ingredients baked into the top of the bread for it to look pretty.

The apples are in season and I got a 10 lb. bag at the produce sellers.  I made a Labor Day apple pie too!  Boy did the house smell good!

I will link this to:

Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff 
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
The Best Blog Recipes link party 
Anything Goes Party at Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo
Sweet and Savoury Sunday at Baking in Pyjamas
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations
Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life


Pura Vida said...

perfect September the house smells good!

Lady of the Manor said...

This looks SO good!!!

Poppy said...

Hi Sherry,

Both of these apple desserts look and sound scrumptious! September means apples, and better yet, baking with them. Who doesn't have sweet memories of their house smelling of apple cinnamon aromas? I also like to incorporate oats in most of my apple recipes, as they are healthy and add that distinct flavour, as do walnuts. Thanks for sharing!


Babs said...

Apple bread and apple pie? Oh, my! Both look delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to try it.

Our Hopeful Home said...

This really looks yummy! I've never heard of apple pie bread before. My kids love apple pies so I'll have to try this!
xo Kathleen

Jamie | anderson + grant said...

This looks so yummy Sherry! I may need to whip this up soon.

Jacqueline said...

Yum, both look fabulous!

The Victorian Girl said...

My quilt group is coming to my house in October and this sounds like something that would be great to serve them.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Yummy! One of the reasons I love fall so much is the baked goods! All those pumpkin and apple recipes. Your pie looks so pretty.

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Pin'g this! What a perfect fall snack or treat!

Adorned From Above said...

This looks amazing.
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Lou Lou Girls said...

Oh my! this looks so good. I'm loving this! Pinned.It's always a pleasure to have you be a part of our party. Please take a minute tonight at 7 pm, to party with us!
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

Kathy said...

So love apple recipes - this looks delicious, I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

The Old Parsonage said...

They both sound wonderful! I just made applesauce and Jewish Apple Cake today. I know what you mean about the house smelling wonderful!

Enjoy getting to know your new oven!